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Blinken urges calm on Taiwan in talks with China

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The World has enough problems on it's hands with Russia and Ukraine. Russia could easily slip up and launch a Nuclear attack on selected Ukrainian targets, and would the West stand back and do nothing ? However, China may seek the opportunity at that time to launch a preemptive strike against Taiwan, a "Country" the US has pledged to defend.

To counter Putin's declaration to use Nukes if an attack is made upon Russian Territories, NATO should counter this, with should Nuclear fallout resulting from such a retaliation, cross into any NATO territory, then that would be deemed an act of War against NATO. Perhaps, that may reduce some of the rhetoric coming from Moscow.

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To counter Putin's declaration to use Nukes if an attack is made upon Russian Territories, NATO should counter this, with should Nuclear fallout resulting from such a retaliation, cross into any NATO territory, then that would be deemed an act of War against NATO. Perhaps, that may reduce some of the rhetoric coming from Moscow.

Based on statements Mr. Putin made two days ago in his speech announcing the mobilization of reserves I suspect certain western powers have been privately telling the Russians that using a nuclear weapon, or even making the preparations to use them, activities NATO knows well and has the means to detect, would draw immediate military action to stop the attack from happening. The F-117, B-2 and F-35 were and are designed for exactly that mission and they would not need nuclear weapons necessarily to do it.

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Every time Blinken and Biden opened their mouths, nothing but lies and hypocrisy came out. It also seems that Biden doesn't even know where he's going half the times.

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Good to see the U.S and China meeting face to face, nothing like the good old hand shake.

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So, ignore our highly public attempts to encourage separatists to declare independence because domestic politics is what is motivating it. We promise to deny the legitimacy of such a declaration by the government of Taipei the same way we're denying the legitimacy of similar declarations by the governments of Donetsk etc.

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So, ignore our highly public attempts to encourage separatists to declare independence because domestic politics is what is motivating it. We promise to deny the legitimacy of such a declaration by the government of Taipei the same way we're denying the legitimacy of similar declarations by the governments of Donetsk etc.

lol No. Taiwan and Donetsk are incomparable. Taiwan has insisted on it's independence since the ROC fled to Taiwan. Also, Donetsk isn't trying to "declare independence." No, they, or Russian backed groups, want to rejoin Russia. Russia in turn, of course, fanned tensions in eastern Ukraine as the pretext to annex large swaths of Ukraine. So no, not the same. Not even remotely comparable.

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It is better that they have good relations..

In any case, the reunification of China with its province of Taiwan is inevitable..

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"Just as the U.S. will not allow Hawaii to be stripped away, China has the right to uphold the unification of the country," he said.

An awful and completely dissimilar example. Hawaii is not ruled separately, does not have its own currency and defense forces and is an active and current state of the US union.

Taiwan has never been an active part of the CCP ruled territories. It has remained separate from China since 1949 when the CCP revolution took the mainland, and has been ruled by ROC continuously since the end of WWII in 1945 and the end of Japanese administration.

Hawaii is more like Hainan. Both Islands and both functioning parts of the US and China respectively. But like Hawaii, Hainan is not looking to separate from it's current nation.

The Taiwan situation is unique and attempts to make comparison with the US or any other nation is spurious and pointlessly false.

Taiwan is already a functioning independent state that has been in existence for over 70 years. It is not part of Mainland China and is outside of China's jurisdiction. Making a claim does not alter the facts as they are. Taiwan is free, independent and democratic and a functioning nation. China is a separate nation, and neighbor of Taiwan.

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